Bosso - Dembare match figures 'questionable'

Bosso - Dembare match figures 'questionable'
Published: 12 September 2018 (201 Views)
FEARS of gate takings embezzlement involving Highlanders' home games have been raised after the club released a low figure of paying fans compared to the high attendance of their Castle Lager Premiership clash with Dynamos on Sunday.

With the cheapest ticket pegged at $5 for the rest of ground, Barbourfields Stadium was more than 90 percent full, with only a few gaps on the southern stand, but official figures released by Bosso indicated that only 13 023 fans paid their way to watch the match.

"13 023 football loving supporters parted way with their hard-earned money to witness the flagship of Zimbabwean football. We can't thank you enough for this amazing support and the way you conducted yourselves in the terraces. Thank you very much," the club tweeted on Monday.

The figure has raised fears of a well co-ordinated looting exercise. According to Bulawayo City Council, owners of Barbourfields Stadium, the venue can carry up to 25 000 seated fans, while Luveve and White City stadiums have a carrying capacity of 10 000 each.

When Chicken Inn played host to Highlanders this season at Barbourfields, the GameCocks recorded 10 477 paying fans, yet the Mpilo end stand was virtually empty. However, when Highlanders were home against Chicken Inn at the same venue, Bosso reported a paltry 4 179 paying fans.

Although it was a mid-week fixture, the difference is just too wide. Chronicle Sport has it on good authority that last season some employees manning the gates were caught with stashes of tickets but Highlanders chose to sweep the matter under the carpet for fear of antagonising the relationship with their sponsors then.

There have been increasing calls for the PSL to adopt modern ways of paying, such as Computicket used in the Absa Premiership in South Africa. This way, once the bar code on a ticket has been scanned, it can't be used for the second time. Stadium owners only need to ensure there is reliable internet connectivity at the turnstiles.

Newly elected PSL chairman Farai Jere said he would want to tap into the way the South Africans run their league in a bid to bring professionalism into the Zimbabwean league and one of the ways will be to ensure Computicket is introduced with effect from next season.

- chronicle

Tags: dembare, Bosso, Match,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Knox Mutizwa wins August Goal of the Month award

by kickoff | 05 November 2018 | 1003 Views

BREAKING: Gandawa on the run

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1941 Views

Econet cannot distribute Kwese TV content to Zimbabwean viewers

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1472 Views

Shoot-out robbers arrested

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1493 Views

Mnangagwa ally warns economic saboteurs

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1436 Views

Chamisa mobilises supporters for mass protests

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1234 Views

LISTEN: Acie Lumumba speaks on how he got paid

by Staff Reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1015 Views

Dzamara speak on Zanu-PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 981 Views

Minister Raj Modi Modi donates salary

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 836 Views

'I am a Trillionaire' Magaya says

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 1346 Views

Supermarkets to be blacklisted over cooking oil

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 808 Views

UK army to recruit from Commonwealth

by BBC | 05 November 2018 | 894 Views

Magaya opens up on arrest

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 900 Views

Kambarami is still 'Deputy Mayor'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 747 Views

'Import ban must not go beyond December 21'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 829 Views

Prophet Magaya puts fresh spin to arrest

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 857 Views

Chamisa's sign language interpreters get thumps up

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 843 Views

Mnangagwa to review Mthuli Ncube's 2% tax again

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 808 Views

Lumumba to be probed by ZAAC?

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 592 Views

Dzamara speak on ZANU PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 559 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Minister of Finance Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 826 Views

Chiwenga's ex-wife looted millions

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 1215 Views

We are our own worst enemies

by Mapozho Saruchera | 05 November 2018 | 873 Views

Mnangagwa to deal with unexplained wealth and bank deposits

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 795 Views

WATCH: Chiwenga talks about Prophet Walter Magaya's lipstick

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 786 Views

Lumumba Saga takes new twist....War vets bay for Mutsvangwa's blood

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 853 Views

Chamisa demands Presidency

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 744 Views

Zimbabwean teachers miss out on New Zealand opportunity

by Staff Writer | 05 November 2018 | 687 Views

Zimbabwe to introduce e-provisional driver's exams

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 734 Views

Zimbabwe to supply water to South Africa

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 734 Views

Mnangagwa claims that 'good times will soon roll'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 698 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Hon. Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 822 Views

Chiyangwa appoint Karikoga Kaseke

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 699 Views

ZCTU demo: Ruling today

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 651 Views

Missing cop found dead

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 795 Views

Tagwirei marries long-time girlfriend

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1237 Views

Zimbabwe relaxes maternity leave entitlement

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 758 Views

Zimbabwe to receive drugs, ambulances from India

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 679 Views